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In conjunction with NEPCON Vietnam 2022, IPC hosted its popular IPC Hand Soldering and Rework Competition in Hanoi, Vietnam on September 14-16, 2022. Held for the first time in person since the COVID-19 pandemic, this ninth competition series welcomed 33 competitors from 17 Vietnamese electronics companies.
Skilled contestants competed against each other to rework a functional electronics assembly within a 50-minute time limit. Assemblies were judged on soldering in accordance with IPC-A-610H, IPC J-STD-001H, IPC-7711/21C - Class 3 criteria, the speed at which the assembly was produced, and overall electrical functionality of the assembly.
On the winner’s podium at NEPCON Vietnam 2022 were:
First Place: Nguyen Van Tuan, Spartronics Vietnam. He received a certificate, a cash prize of $USD300, and a soldering station from premier sponsor QUICK. As the winner, Nguyen qualified for the IPC Hand Soldering World Championship at electronica in Munich, Germany, November 15–18, 2022.
Second place: Nong Van Minh, Spartronics Vietnam. He received a certificate, a cash prize of $USD200, and a soldering station from premier sponsor QUICK.
Third Place: Nguyen Thi Diep, SATO Vietnam. She received a certificate, a cash prize of $USD100, and a soldering station from premier sponsor QUICK.
IPC would like to thank Hand Soldering and Rework Competition sponsors and partners for their generous support this year.
- Premier Sponsor: QUICK
- Gold Sponsors: NIHON SUPERIOR, SOLDERINDO
- Supporting Sponsor: LORIOT
- Co-Organizer RX TRADEX VIETNAM
For more information on upcoming hand soldering and rework competitions, contact Henry Ton, senior business development manager–Southeast Asia, at HenryTon@ipc.org.
IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,000+ member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test, and advanced packaging. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Washington, D.C.; Munich, Germany; Brussels, Belgium; Bangalore and New Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China.